From April 2017 all Looked After Children (LAC), children subject to a Special Guardianship Order (SGO), Child Arrangement Order (CAO) or Children adopted from care will be offered the following musical opportunities by Essex Music Education Hub completely free:
- 1 x 15min free vocal or instrumental tuition lesson per week (10 sessions per term) used with Essex Music Services tutors within Essex schools.
- 1 x free music school package used during the evenings or weekends at one of 14 community Music Schools spread across the county (many music schools include theory and aural classes and ensembles and choirs as well as instrumental and vocal tuition).
- Free hire of an instrument (covering a range of orchestral and electric instruments). These can be delivered to the young person’s school for free.
Progression routes into county ensembles and choirs
- Free membership of county ensembles and choirs and attendance at county ensemble and choir workshops, courses and tours
We run a variety of county ensembles and choirs catering for all abilities and experience levels – more info can be found here.
What do you need to apply?
Schools, social workers or carers can apply and will need the following:
Looked After Children
- Which Local Authority is the young person in the care of.
- Name of the young person’s social worker and Independent Review Officer.
- School ( if carer or social worker is applying)
Post-Looked After Children (adopted from care; Special Guardianships Orders; Child Arrangement Orders).
- Evidence of the adoption certificate or SGO/CAO order (or confirmation from young person’s school that they have had sight for Pupil Premium purposes).
How to apply?
One voucher covers all activities listed above.
If you have any queries relating to your online application please get in touch:
- Vouchers firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ensembles and choirs email@example.com
- Instrument hire firstname.lastname@example.org
In-school tuition must be applied through the young person’s school.
Information on joining community music schools can be found here.